Director, Public Policy Communications | Bethesda Magazine

Director, Public Policy Communications

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Washington, D.C. | Business/Management, Creative, Technology, Writing/Editing | Senior-level | Full-time
Date posted: 02-28-20
We are seeking a Director, Public Policy Communications, to join our fast paced public policy team. We are looking for someone who can work across functions to advance our agenda on public policy issues. The ideal candidate for this position will have deep Washington DC and technology press ties and a passion for technology policy issues. They will be a team player, a self-starter, and a person willing to learn new skills and take on a variety of assignments. 



Activities and Responsibilities: 

- Develop and execute external communications programs around public policy issues 

- Find new and exciting ways to tell our story both digitally and in the press 

- Background press and prepare executives/spokespeople for media interactions and public appearances 

- Handle media requests, arrange press interviews, assist in writing press releases, op-eds, and statements, pitch journalists, etc 

- Understanding of tech policy 

- Work in close collaboration with our public policy teams to develop consensus around our message.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

- BA/BS degree required 

- Five years of communications/public affairs experience – firm experience a plus 

- Excellent creative writing and verbal communication skills 

- Works well under pressure and in a fast paced environment 

- Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing priorities 

- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a small team 

- Willingness to learn new skills and participate in new projects 

- Ability to take initiative; motivated and self-starting

We are seeking a Director, Public Policy Communications, to join our fast paced public policy team. We are looking for someone who can work across functions to advance our agenda on public policy issues. The ideal candidate for this position will have deep Washington DC and technology press ties and a passion for technology policy issues. They will be a team player, a self-starter, and a person willing to learn new skills and take on a variety of assignments. 

 

Activities and Responsibilities: 

- Develop and execute external communications programs around public policy issues 

- Find new and exciting ways to tell our story both digitally and in the press 

- Background press and prepare executives/spokespeople for media interactions and public appearances 

- Handle media requests, arrange press interviews, assist in writing press releases, op-eds, and statements, pitch journalists, etc 

- Understanding of tech policy 

- Work in close collaboration with our public policy teams to develop consensus around our message.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

- BA/BS degree required 

- Five years of communications/public affairs experience – firm experience a plus 

- Excellent creative writing and verbal communication skills 

- Works well under pressure and in a fast paced environment 

- Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing priorities 

- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a small team 

- Willingness to learn new skills and participate in new projects 

- Ability to take initiative; motivated and self-starting

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